Gardnerville teen arrested in Carson City drug case |

Gardnerville teen arrested in Carson City drug case

Staff Reports

A 19-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested Tuesday night at Interstate 580 and College Parkway on multiple drug-related charges.

A Carson City deputy pulled over Zackery Kluever after he failed to stop at a red light at William Street and Interstate 580. When asked about having dialated pupils, Kluever admitted to having smoked marijuana two or three hours earlier.

He showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test. While his Volkswagen Jetta’s contents were being inventoried, the deputy found a bottle of pills labeled “Molly” that contained 30 pills. They tested positive for being Ecstasy. The deputy also found a bong with marijuana residue.

Kluever was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, DUI-drugs (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, disobedience of a traffic-control device and no proof of insurance. Bail was set at $10,000

He remained in the Carson City Jail on Wednesday.

■ A Zephyr Cove man arrested in Carson City on Monday morning after being the subject of multiple reports of reckless driving hasn’t had a drivers license since March 26, 2007, a Carson arrest report said.

Blake Paul Bertram, 34, was pulled over in the 1200 block of North Carson Street after motorists claimed he threw beer bottles out of the window of the 2013 GMC Sierra he was driving.

Bertram failed a field sobriety test, but a preliminary breath test revealed he was under the legal limit of .08 percent. He allegedly told deputies that he was taking several prescription medications. Bertram submitted to a blood test.

There are two warrants for failing to appear on traffic violations in Tahoe Township Justice Court totalling $5,340 bail.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks said that there’s a hold on him for the Tahoe warrants.

“As soon as he is done in Carson City, then he will be shipped here to answer to our charges,” Brooks said.

■ Lake Tahoe law enforcement agencies will conduct sobriety checkpoints today on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe.

The California Highway Patrol, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office officers trained to detect alcohol and drug use will conduct the checkpoint.

“A sobriety checkpoint is an effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations,” CHP Lt. Brian Cook said.

The program is funded by a California Office of Traffic Safety grant through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.